Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 05-06-2006, 03:37 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Activist
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 134
Fillder Crabs?

Anyone know anything about fiddler crabs? I've got two that I bought under the impression given by the LFS that they could live completely submereged in fresh water. Which I later found out is not the case. Apparently they need to be in brackish with access to a bit of land. Does anyone know if they will tolerate complete saltwater? If so I was thinking about allowing a bit of rock to poke out of the water for them to hang out on. Thanks for the advice.


xkenneth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2006, 10:58 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
lando's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Savage, MN
Posts: 7,889
Uca crassipes is found in both FW and SW. Honeslty, it is not a great choice for the home aquarium and do best in specially designed habbitats. They do require a dry place outside of the water and should not be kept in a traditional all-water aquarium. They are also prone to escape.
Some people are like slinkies...they serve no real purpose yet can still bring a smile to your face when you push them down the stairs!:p
Have a great day! Brian
lando is offline   Reply With Quote

crab, crabs

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I've got crabs sqrle Saltwater Reef Aquaria 8 01-27-2009 09:33 AM
I've got crabs!! sqrle Saltwater & Reef - Identification 3 01-24-2009 09:37 PM
Scarlet Hermit Crabs Vs. Blue Leg Hermit Crabs badfish Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 14 04-11-2005 09:42 AM
The Freaks come out at night. Crabs, Crabs, and more Crabs. EL Diablo Saltwater Reef Aquaria 22 01-07-2005 04:24 PM
red claw crabs (crabs in general) thanew Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 3 12-19-2004 12:39 AM

» Photo Contest Winners

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:52 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.